Introduction

With the help of a screwdriver, you will be able to replace the silicon buttons, so you can hear some tunes again.

Parts

No parts required.

Using a JIS-1 screwdriver, remove the seven 11 mm screws located on the back of the keyboard. Using a JIS-1 screwdriver, remove the seven 11 mm screws located on the back of the keyboard.
  • Using a JIS-1 screwdriver, remove the seven 11 mm screws located on the back of the keyboard.

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Once all the screws are out, flip the keyboard over and gently pull the middle panel out.
  • Once all the screws are out, flip the keyboard over and gently pull the middle panel out.

  • Flip the middle panel up so that the component board can be seen.

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In this step, you will be removing a total of 26 screws. First, you will use a PH-1 bit to remove the 17 8mm screws circled in red. Next, using the same PH-1 bit, you will remove the three 8mm screws hidden under the white wires, circled in orange.
  • In this step, you will be removing a total of 26 screws.

  • First, you will use a PH-1 bit to remove the 17 8mm screws circled in red.

  • Next, using the same PH-1 bit, you will remove the three 8mm screws hidden under the white wires, circled in orange.

  • Then, using a JIS-1 bit, we will remove three 7mm screws from the circuit board, circled in yellow.

  • After removing the circuit board, the last three screws are revealed, circled in green. You will use the PH-1 bit to remove these last screws.

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Once all the screws have been removed, lift the panel and place it face down on the keys.
  • Once all the screws have been removed, lift the panel and place it face down on the keys.

  • The panel is connected to the keyboard, so do not try to remove it.

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Under the panel are the buttons. Remove them by pulling from any corner with your fingers. Remove all the buttons that need to be replaced.
  • Under the panel are the buttons. Remove them by pulling from any corner with your fingers.

  • Remove all the buttons that need to be replaced.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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